railway heritage group to hold unveiling ceremony
Railway Heritage Group is to hold a special unveiling event for
several new artefacts they have been installed around the site of
the former Somerset & Dorset Railway line into Burnham.
have been installed during recent months to commemorate Burnhams
railway heritage and to mark the 50th anniversary of closure of
the line in 1966.
items include a replica Station Name Board, located on the site
of the excursion platform of the station.
Replica Signal, adjacent to the base of the original signal, right,
controlling the entrance to the station/coal yard has also been
Information Panel, showing the layout of the station and track plan
as it was in 1929, has been sited in the High Street Car Park (formerly
the coal yard).
Vane, the pointer of which is a railway locomotive carrying the
number of the last engine to leave Burnham-On-Sea, has been positioned
on the Town Green.
Information Panel, providing visitor information about the various
items, is located near the site of the excursion platform of the
addition, Marine Drive from the entrance to Burnham on Sea Holiday
Village to the junction with Pier Street has been renamed Old Station
Approach. This section of roadway largely follows the track-bed
of the line from Burnham on Sea to Highbridge.
event will be held at 11am at the fountain on Burnham's Town Green
in Old Station Approach on Thursday 23rd March when all will be